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Spoiler: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Super Bowl Teaser Ends With Major Cliffhanger

January 31st, 2014 10:51am EST
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
A new TV spot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released by Sony on Thursday, teasing that something big is about to happen in the new full-length trailer that's set to run during the Super Bowl this Sunday.

The teaser reveals a lot of what was already shown in the first full trailer, released at the beginning of December, but this 30-second preview ends with a huge cliffhanger: our hero catching girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in mid-air and then the two crashing together through the glass roof of a skyscraper.

"See what happens next Super Bowl Sunday," a graphic then reads.

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'12 Years A Slave': Brutal Truth Told In This Must See Oscar Worthy Film

October 18th, 2013 2:18am EDT
'12 Years A Slave'
'12 Years a Slave' directed by the extremely talented, Steve McQueen, ('Shame') is simply put...Brilliant.

Written by John Ridley and based on Solomon Northrup's best selling memoir, published over 160 years ago, this is a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
 
Eight years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free black man from upstate New York. He is abducted on a trip to Washington D.C. and sold into slavery.
 
Facing immense cruelty by his malevolent slave owner, Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but ...
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Paul Giamatti Shooting 1980s Miami Detective TV Drama 'Hoke'

August 29th, 2013 8:34am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Renowned Hollywood actor Paul Giamatti is heading to television to play an out of control homicide detective in 1980s Florida.
 
The 46 year-old will shoot a pilot for Hoke, the story of detective Hoke Moseley, the main character in Charles Willeford's series of novels.

Production will begin next year and if the honchos at FX network choose to take up a series, it would mark Giamatti's first long-term leading role on TV.

FX programming president Eric Schrier says, "Charles Willeford is one of the most deeply respected writers of crime fiction and he created a wholly original and colorf...
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Spotted: Andrew Garfield Filming 'The Amazing Spider-man 2' In New York City

June 23rd, 2013 6:00pm EDT
The Amazing Spider-man 2
Andrew Garfield and Paul Giamatti were spotted over the weekend filming scenes for the upcoming movie, 'The Amazing Spider-man 2', at Greenwich Village in New York City. The film is a sequel to the franchise reboot where the web slinger squares off with Giamatti who plays the villain “The Rhino.”

Check out photos as the two stars filmed the sequel which will hit theaters in May 2014.
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Paul Giamatti In Talks To Play The Rhino In 'Spider-Man' Sequel

January 29th, 2013 9:58am EST
Paul Giamatti
It may be a dream come true for Paul Giamatti - the actor is in talks to play comic book villain The Rhino in "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel.

The actor said in a 2011 interview: "I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid. It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, 'Why don't they have The Rhino in one of their movies?'"

The Rhino was originally portrayed as a thug from a Soviet Bloc country who wore a suit that gave him super strength and speed. It also featured a deadly horn. In later comics The Rhino was a more sympathetic charac...
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Review: 'John Dies At The End' Creates An Askew World Deliciously Off Balance And Wonderfully Insane

January 25th, 2013 12:27pm EST
John Dies at the End
It was interesting and difficult to put a category on this review for "John Dies At The End" as part of the fun of the film is its unbridled genre hopping acid trip like surrealism.  It’s no surprise that this one comes from Don Coscarelli, the mind behind "Phantasm" and "Bubba Ho-Tep", who all but prides himself on exploring themes and visuals that live way outside the realm of normal.  But "John Dies At The End" goes even beyond that, creating an askew world that’s deliciously off balance and wonderfully insane – unbridled Coscarelli is a sight to behold.

All surrounding a black living d...
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11 Stars Who Will Never Be People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

November 15th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was named this year's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, the 24th guy to earn the superficial title.

Tatum joins the likes of George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt on the list; which has been around for 27 years now; and we thought we'd have a little fun with it and come up with a list of the top 10 guys we think (and are pretty sure) will never be named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People -- or any other publication, for that matter.

It may seem a little mean, but it's all in the name of good humor; and if anybody can take it, it's these...
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Paul Giamatti Returning To Yale For 'Hamlet'

March 16th, 2012 6:29pm EDT
Paul Giamatti
Actor Paul Giamatti is returning to his alma mater to tackle William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

The Sideways star graduated in English at prestigious Yale University in 1989 and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Now, he's preparing to head back to the Connecticut arts school next year to take to the stage as the Danish prince in The Bard's famous tragedy.

Giamatti is no stranger to Shakespeare's works - he recently completed filming on a big screen remake of Romeo and Juliet, in which he plays Friar Lawrence.
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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Check Out 'The Hangover Part II' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download

December 8th, 2011 7:00am EST
The Hangover Part II
A modest bachelor brunch devolves into a wild weekend in Bangkok when the gang travels to Thailand to see Stu get married in "The Hangover Part II."

Still traumatized by memories of the Las Vegas fiasco, Stu (Ed Helms) vows to keep his pre-wedding partying to the bare minimum. But when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) show up, Stu's low-key brunch makes their previous Vegas fiasco look like a family trip to Disneyland. "The Hangover Part II" features cameos by Mike Tyson and Paul Giamatti.

The film made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 ...
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Fall Movie Preview: October 2011

October 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The Ides of March
October 7

The Ides of March

This weekend has an interesting match-up for the box office: George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” a sure Oscar contender, vs. “Real Steel,” a robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. In “Ides,” Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, stars as a promising presidential candidate whose young, idealistic aid (Ryan Gosling) sees the dark underbelly of what political campaigns are really about. Expect amazing performances from the entire cast which also includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maris Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Real Steel

So why ...
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George Clooney, Marisa Tomei & Other Stars Strut Their Stuff At Venice Film Festival (Photos)

September 1st, 2011 10:00am EDT
Marisa Tomei
Celebrities were in full force during day one of the Venice Film Festival. "The Ides of March" red carpet included Marisa Tomei (who at 46 still looks fabulous), George Clooney, Diane Kruger, Evan Rachel Wood and Cindy Crawford.

In the film, an ambitious press secretary works overtime to land his candidate in office, but quickly becomes a victim of back-room politics.

Clooney wrote and directed the adaptation of the play by Beau Willimon. Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Tomei, and Paul Giamatti star.

Cindy Crawford

George Clooney

Evan Rachel Wood

Diane Kruger
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10 Cartoon Movies That Should Be Made!

July 30th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Christina Hendricks Jane Jetson?
Following in the footsteps of fellow Saturday morning stalwarts Scooby Doo, Speed Racer, Yogi Bear, Inspector Gadget and many more, the Smurfs at long last make their big screen debut (only a decade or two after most would really care), begging the question: What other classic cartoons could possibly be left for a live action / CGI movie adaptation? Well, lots, actually, but we’re only listing the top ten (along with some cast and director suggestions).

THE JETSONS
A live version of Hanna-Barbera’s modern space-age family has been bandied about for years, but as with so many cartoon and ...
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Director Adam Shankman Uses Facebook To Find 'Rock Of Ages' Extras

July 12th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Adam Shankman
Rock Of Ages director Adam Shankman has launched an appeal on Facebook.com to find extras for the movie musical.

Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti and Catherine Zeta-Jones are among the star-studded cast currently filming the rock 'n' roll film extravaganza, and Shankman is giving fans the chance to share the screen with their idols.

He's opened up a casting call to users on the social networking site, urging fans to head to the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on Monday for the shoot - and he wants them to dress to impress.

A post on Facebook reads, "Are you re...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'

July 6th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
boss photo
With so many clichéd, typical and tedious ones running rampant, what then makes a really memorable movie boss? Could it be the stern voice, an authoritative command or maybe even that unbridled rage that goes along with the pressure of a high-ranking position? Well, in anticipation of the upcoming boss-from-hell dark comedy "Horrible Bosses" (in theaters July 8 from Warner Bros.) we’re going to take a look at some of the best movie bosses the cinema has to offer. Ranging from goofy to bitter and eccentric to sadomasochistic, we are proud to present our...Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'!...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Zookeeper' & More

July 4th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Horrible Bosses
For those of you who’ve been following me for a while, you might recall that I gave “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” a positive review. If you’re one of the people who read my opinion back then, you might be surprised to learn I really didn’t care for its sequel “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” At this point, Michael Bay is just repeating a tired formula that fails to entertain despite the introduction of 3D. Check out my further thoughts here.

This weekend you’ll have the opportunity to see the outrageous comedy “Horrible Bosses,” the Kevin James family film “Zookeeper,” the ...
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Bangkok Is Wicked In 'The Hangover Part II,' Nice In Real Life

May 25th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part II had to go even wilder than Las Vegas, so they went to Bangkok. This time the wolf pack wakes up and doesn’t even know how they got there from a Thailand resort. Shooting on the streets of Bangkok was chaotic too, but director Todd Philips said that was a good thing.=

“To make a movie about mayhem, sometimes you have to go to mayhem,” Philips said. “I think it all found its way into the movie and it helped. I think in a nutshell, Bangkok is just a very crowded, very chaotic and very hot city so I think we all had just challenges dealing with the crowds and the chaos but...
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Alec Baldwin Is Back In 'Rock Of Ages'

May 16th, 2011 9:24am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has rejoined the cast of movie musical "Rock of Ages."

The actor urged producers to find a replacement to portray Los Angeles nightclub boss Dennis Dupree in the film, because a mystery illness left him unsure as to whether he could commit fully to the project.

But producers persuaded Baldwin not to leave the cast - and the star joined the likes of Tom Cruise and Paul Giamatti for a cast reading in Miami, Florida on Thursday.

On Friday, director Adam Shankman confirmed Baldwin was officially back onboard in a tweet to fans.
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Paul Giamatti: 'I Not A Member Of Skull & Bones'

April 22nd, 2011 8:02am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Sideways star Paul Giamatti has dismissed reports he was a member of Yale University's sinister Skull & Bones secret society.

The actor has been dogged by links to the traditional peer society ever since his career took off, but he insists he was never elected to the Skull & Bones and was never a member.

He tells WENN, "I'm not actually a member of that organization... It's unfortunately an incorrect fact about me and it's all over the place."

Giamatti graduated from Yale in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School ...
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Paul Giamatti Punches Horses

March 31st, 2011 8:37am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti has found a new way of disciplining unruly horses on film sets - punch them in the jaw.

The star was tired of having to reshoot scenes in his new medieval epic "Ironclad" because his steed would not stand still - so he decided to let the beast know who was playing the king.

The actor, who plays King John in the film, explains, "The horse in this was a real b**ch... It kept walking backwards just to kind of mess with me... so I punched the horse... I clipped him in the jaw."

And the brute force worked on the animal: "After that, that little crapper was on point."
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'Win Win': Wonderful, Worth While

March 25th, 2011 10:34am EDT
WinWinefromStarpulse
Win Win tells the story of Mike, who becomes the legal guardian of Leo a senile old man. A couple of days later, his grandson shows up and through circumstance ends up living with Mike and his wife, Jackie. From there the story features bonding and the typical lines about betrayed trust.

It's moving without being schmaltzy, it's funny without telling jokes, and the characters have definite chemistry. These traits are often the signs of a great movie. But Win Win never edges itself into greatness. It's a better-than-some independent dramedy that has a good cast and a good script, but all th...
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Review: 'Win Win' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree This Is Definitely A Winning Movie (Video)

March 18th, 2011 2:06pm EDT
Winn Winn
'Win Win' directed and written by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor and The Station Agent) explores the depths and nuances of human relationships. It shows us how under certain circumstances, even the most unlikely characters can come together and form a bond that is life changing.

Attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) is your typical Everyman. He has a loving wife Jackie ( brilliant Amy Ryan) and two small kids who adore him. The only thing Mike loves almost as much as his family is...'Wrestling'. Too bad the high school wrestling team Mike coaches along with his law partner, Stephen (Jeffr...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Limitless,' 'Paul,' & More

March 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Limitless
Last week I was able to interview director Cary Fukunaga and actress Mia Wasikowska about their most recent project “Jane Eyre.” I got to talk with them about their motives for remaking a classic story like Jane Eyre, about working with Judi Dench, and about life on the road promoting movies. If you have not already read it, check out my interview with them, and my review of the film.

I’ve already seen “Paul,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which debuts this week, and I have plans to see two other films coming out: “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Limitless.” I will also be interviewing ...
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Jon Cryer Admits 'I Am A Troll' On 'Conan'

March 11th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Jon Cryer Troll
Jon Cryer has come forward and admitted that he is, in fact, a troll.

Cryer made a cameo appearance on Conan last night to poke fun at the harsh words from his former Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen. Charlie said in an interview, "You're with me, or you're with the trolls. Obviously he's (Cryer) with the trolls. Jon has not called me. He's a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll..."

Jon replied on Conan, "The fact is, I am a troll. It's not something I like to talk about. My parents don't even know... It turns out there's not a lot of tolerance for people like me, ...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Golden Globes: 'The Social Network Previals,' Gervais Sails

January 17th, 2011 3:17pm EST
The Social Network
‘The Social Network’ was the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, with four awards – Best Drama, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score. 'The King’s Speech' – which led in nominations with seven – came away with just one win, for Best Drama Actor (Colin Firth).

‘The Kids Are All Right’ re-emerged in the Oscar race with two wins (Best Comedy – and how could it NOT win that given the competition?) and Best Comedy Actress for Annette Bening (ditto). And ‘The Fighter’ takes the lead in the supporting races, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo ...
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'The Social Network' Tops Golden Globes (Full List Of Winners)

January 16th, 2011 11:56pm EST
The Social Network
The Social Network has virtually locked in its Best Film Oscar after landing four big awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Just two days after picking up the main prize at the Critics Choice Awards, the film won top honors at the Globes, while there were also accolades for David Fincher (Best Director), Aaron Sorkin (Best Screenplay) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Best Score).

The night's big loser was The King's Speech, which led all nominations with seven, but went home with only one - a Best Actor gong for Oscars favorite Colin Firth.

The ceremony's highlight came when Mic...
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'Golden Globes' Picks: 'Two Jews On Film' Almost Agree On Theirs (Video)

January 14th, 2011 11:20am EST
The Kings Speech
It's that time of year...Hollywood's super fun award show, The Golden Globes...where anything can happen. Just look at one of this year's picks from The Hollywood Foreign Press...'The Tourist' for best comedy. You've got to be kidding. The only reason that film was nominated was to get Johnny Depp and Miss Jolie to the show.

That said...there are a lot of wonderful films nominated this year. Darren Aronofsky's dark and brilliant tale of an obsessed ballerina, 'The Black Swan' has Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, and Mila Kunis doing some of their best work.

Then there was David Finc...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma' & More

January 10th, 2011 9:13am EST
The Green Hornet
In preparation for the rapidly approaching Academy Awards in February, I’m trying to see all of the films that I missed in 2010, which are receiving Oscar buzz. Last week I saw the Coen brothers’ western “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. Normally the Coens can be hit or miss with me, but their latest movie is right on target.

The story follows a 14-year-old girl named Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), whose father has been murdered by an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). Mattie believes the authorities will do little to capture and punish of Tom Ch...
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